Melbourne usually do their national bulletins from the main set, but they change the backdrop to accommodate the national presentation (similar to Sydney’s). And they do show the Melbourne set, but why wouldn’t you, it’s a great set
I’m sure that single presenter shots from the Perth set/studio have been seen on national or Sydney news updates in recent months but yeah, possibly the first time they’ve shown a wideshot of the Perth “set” to a national audience.
I know we’ve repeatedly said this, but Seven News Perth needs to get a proper set. Judging by the off-air pics of the studio we’ve seen, there’s definitely the room for a decent quality physical set.
While I’m sure Melbourne has the most technologically modern Seven News set of all markets, the layout of it looks looks distinctively 2005-08 IMO.
TBH I kind of wish the network would do some form of standardised set design for all five metro markets with perhaps, a smaller scale version for the Gold Coast & Regional Queensland. Of course make the standardised set design a multi-purpose one so it can be used for multiple bulletins/programs (eg, Today Tonight in Perth & Adelaide and all the various shows from Sydney) and with a variety of camera angles.
And yes, I get the whole “every market is different” philosophy. But with Seven News more or less having some form of standardised graphics/theme music package in every market (rightly so too in this day and age), the sets may as well receive a similar treatment so there’s a fairly consistent brand regardless of whether a national bulletin is presented from Sydney, Melbourne or Perth. Nine, Ten & the ABC all seem to have the right idea in this department.
Just use one of @GradyACN’s designs. Simple as that.
Perhaps Seven Perth needs a new news director who will address all their current problems and fix them. The main backbone of the bulletin is fine. The superficial stuff needs fixing, specifically presentation.